|1.||a metal, wooden, or plastic utensil having a shallow concave part, usually elliptical in shape, attached to a handle, used in eating or serving food, stirring, etc|
|2.||Also called: spoonbait an angling lure for spinning or trolling, consisting of a bright piece of metal which swivels on a trace to which are attached a hook or hooks|
|3.||golf a former name for a No. 3 wood|
|4.||informal a foolish or useless person|
|5.||(Brit) wooden spoon another name for booby prize|
|6.||rowing Compare spade a type of oar blade that is curved at the edges and tip to gain a firm grip on the water|
|7.||be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth to inherit wealth or social standing|
|8.||(tr) to scoop up or transfer (food, liquid, etc) from one container to another with or as if with a spoon|
|9.||slang, old-fashioned (intr) to kiss and cuddle|
|10.||to hollow out (a cavity or spoon-shaped bowl) (in something)|
|11.||sport to hit (a ball) with a weak lifting motion, as in golf, cricket, etc|
|[Old English spōn splinter; related to Old Norse spōnn spoon, chip, Old High German spān]|
and (flake) spoon
an implement consisting of a small, shallow, bowl-shaped receptacle supported by a handle, used for eating, serving, and cooking foods. Spoons, together with forks, are known as flatware (q.v.).
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